These are the sightings from the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve from February 2009.

South Marsh Loop: Pied-billed Grebe; Western Grebe; American White Pelicans; Brown Pelicans; Double-crested Cormorants; Great Blue Heron; Great & Snowy Egrets; Gadwalls; Buffleheads; Ruddy Ducks; Red-breasted Mergansers; Northern Pintails; Green-winged Teals; Common Goldeneye; Canada Goose; Mallard; Scaup sp.; Northern Harrier; Turkey Vulture; White-tailed Kite; Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; California Quail; Killdeer; Willets; American Avocets; Lesser Yellowlegs; Greater Yellowlegs; Long-billed Curlew; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Spotted Sandpiper; Sandpiper sp.; Dowitchers sp.; Ring-billed Gull; Western Gull; Mourning Dove; Great Horned Owl; Barn Owl; Forster’s Tern; Anna’s Hummingbird; Belted Kingfisher; Acorn Woodpecker; Downy & Hairy Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Black & Say’s Phoebe; Steller’s Jay; Western Scrub-Jay; Hutton’s Vireo; American Crow; Tree Swallow; Chestnut-backed Chickadee; Oak Titmouse; European Starling; Bushtit; Bewick’s Wren; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; California Thrasher; Wrentit; Common Yellowthroat; Yellow Warbler; Townsend’s Warbler; Spotted Towhee; California Towhee; Song Sparrow; Brewer’s Blackbird; American Robin; Western Meadowlark; House Finch; Dark-eyed Junco; White & Golden-crowned Sparrow; House Sparrow

Visitor Center Area : Western Meadowlark; Say’s Phoebe; European Starling;

Thanks again to our spotters: Annie McNeill; Katherine Klein, Shirley Murphy, Plant Ladies and your reporter Sheryl Gaebelein